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#301 2015-05-22 19:43:04

mauritiusdadd
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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Rukiri wrote:

... it simply the standard and now M$ office is online there's no reason to use Libre or Open Office in any business environment

Except the fact that open document *is* the standard.


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#302 2015-05-23 08:07:44

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

mauritiusdadd wrote:
Rukiri wrote:

... it simply the standard and now M$ office is online there's no reason to use Libre or Open Office in any business environment

Except the fact that open document *is* the standard.

The docx file format is also a standard [1]. It is just that MS does not implement their own standard as they should by adding more features and leaving some out.

If only everybody was able to settle on one (open) standard and just roll with it...

[1] http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catal … mber=61750

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#303 2015-05-23 08:27:12

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

runical wrote:

If only everybody was able to settle on one (open) standard and just roll with it...

Yeah, I agree with you. It would be really nice... if it will ever happen.


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#304 2015-05-23 12:18:06

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

drcouzelis wrote:
ttz wrote:

photoshop. i can live with inkscape over illustrator, but gimp still is not to the level of photoshop.

What level is that? What do you use Photoshop for that can't be done in the GIMP?

Simultaneously scale, rotate shear a selection and see a realtime preview of the result. Sure, I could update to gimp-git and get the unified transform tool, but then I lose GMIC's filters because GIMP2.9 broke the preview functionality of GMIC and I can't zoom into the preview anymore. This makes GMIC on GIMP2.9 basically useless as you can't tell the result of a filter on a 6000x3000 scan from a 100x50px preview.

Also, GIMP is so frigging slow on some "easy" operations like converting a color profile, or enabling and disabling a preview of a filter, or resizing an image (which takes mere seconds with Photoshop).
The repair/inpaint tools are also lacking. I spent half an hour cleaning up a scan yesterday, then gave up, rebooted to windows and did the same task in 5 minutes with Photoshop. Not because I didn't know how to do it in GIMP, but because I did not like the results it was producing.

tl;dr: I don't get why Adobe doesn't consider porting Photoshop to Linux, isn't the Mac version similar since both a UNIX-based? (I'll probably get stoned for this).
This is really the biggest thing missing for me. Otherwise, I'm pretty satisfied.

Sure, deadbeef isn't quite "there" yet in some areas (.tak tagging, no replaygain scanning), but at least I can use foobar2000 for that on wine.
mpv does a fine job of playing videos on my PC monitor ever since they added "smooth motion" frame blending to reduce judder with 23.97fps content on 60Hz screens just like madVR has it, the only thing I miss there is debanding.
libass is mostly fast enough for any subtitles, except some rare edge cases, but I can live with that, especially now that I'm starting to need subtitles less and less for any anime I'm watching.


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#305 2015-05-26 14:49:59

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Thank you for the response. smile

Soukyuu wrote:

I don't get why Adobe doesn't consider porting Photoshop to Linux, isn't the Mac version similar since both a UNIX-based?

No, the two versions would be very very different. If Photoshop for Mac uses the Mac OS X native API (Cocoa) then creating a version for Linux would, in my opinion, be like rewriting the entire user interface. It would be a HUGE task.

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#306 2015-05-27 12:05:19

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

If Photoshop for Mac uses the Mac OS X native API (Cocoa) then creating a version for Linux would, in my opinion, be like rewriting the entire user interface. It would be a HUGE task.

Check out Oolite . It has OS X, linux & windows versions and they all look very similar (OS X versions have some extra functionality).
For linux & windows Oolite uses gnustep .

If a small opensource project with a handful of developers can do it, it should be easy for Adobe.
Since they can use the same code for the OS X & windows version, it would very likely reduce their development costs.


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#307 2015-05-27 15:09:44

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

I thought a proper TUI framework for scripts was missing, so i wrote it.

Sure there's ncruses, but that approach (simulating a 3d window in text) annoyed me even back in 1995
Why would i need a pseudo-3d-window for a script, which its task is to work from "top to down".
However, i do like ncruses applications, such as alsamixer for example tongue

PS:
I most favor to save as RTF docs from MSO.
IMO, causes the least issues.


Author of: TUI (Text User Interface for scripts), VHS (Video Handler Script, using ffmpeg) and YASSI (Yet Another Simple Script Installer)

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#308 2015-05-27 17:10:15

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Isn't there something in the allegro library?


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#309 2015-05-27 18:03:51

esa
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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Almost:

allegro.x86_64 : A game programming library

Author of: TUI (Text User Interface for scripts), VHS (Video Handler Script, using ffmpeg) and YASSI (Yet Another Simple Script Installer)

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#310 2015-05-27 18:11:12

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

esa wrote:

Almost:

allegro.x86_64 : A game programming library

Allegro 4 contains API functions to create a text user interface (TUI): https://www.allegro.cc/manual/4/api/gui-routines/
Allegro 5 only has support for native dialog popups: https://www.allegro.cc/manual/5/native_dialog.html

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#311 2015-05-28 08:41:25

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

drcouzelis wrote:

Thank you for the response. smile

Soukyuu wrote:

I don't get why Adobe doesn't consider porting Photoshop to Linux, isn't the Mac version similar since both a UNIX-based?

No, the two versions would be very very different. If Photoshop for Mac uses the Mac OS X native API (Cocoa) then creating a version for Linux would, in my opinion, be like rewriting the entire user interface. It would be a HUGE task.

That's what GNUstep is for.

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#312 2015-06-19 23:12:49

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

No, actually i don't miss anything in Linux/Arch compared to other operating systems that i've tried.
Well perhaps the A/S400 uptime @ 12 y and 9 m, that i use to work with in Copenhagen back in the days. But other than that geeky point. Nope. It's not just all that i need and want, it's more than i could ever imagine from an operating system enviroment.
Absolutely loving it.


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#313 2015-08-04 12:54:26

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

With windows 10 now out does it have anything linux lacks?
Is there a Cortana like app for linux ?(windows 10 voice recognition)


You can like linux without becoming a fanatic!

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#314 2015-08-04 14:24:51

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

chickenPie4tea wrote:

With windows 10 now out does it have anything linux lacks?

wifi-sense tongue


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#315 2015-08-04 14:34:04

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

chickenPie4tea wrote:

With windows 10 now out does it have anything linux lacks?
Is there a Cortana like app for linux ?(windows 10 voice recognition)

Google Now, if you count Android.  I hear Cortana kinda sucks too (not first-hand), so that would remain a win for Linux.

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#316 2015-08-04 14:35:38

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

chickenPie4tea wrote:

With windows 10 now out does it have anything linux lacks?
Is there a Cortana like app for linux ?(windows 10 voice recognition)

I remember a topic on the forums here asking for similar software to be packaged, so it seems there is something similar for linux.

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#317 2015-08-04 22:16:10

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Speech_recognition -- I have no knowledge of the offered features though, see for yourself if there is something "comparable"...

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#318 2015-08-27 16:47:39

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

I think the power management.

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#319 2015-08-27 16:55:27

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

lubarch wrote:

I think the power management.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Power_management


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#320 2015-08-27 21:40:31

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

It's a good thing this thread isn't called "Something that you feel the archlinux wiki is missing" ... it might be a much quieter thread.


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#321 2015-08-28 18:31:01

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

Trilby wrote:

It's a good thing this thread isn't called "Something that you feel the archlinux wiki is missing" ... it might be a much quieter thread.

And would also be full of "Why dont you add an entry instead of whining about it." posts.

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#322 2015-08-29 11:08:57

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

There's not much, really. Most of my issues come from trying to get Windows software to run on Linux, but WINE's been steadily improving so that's much less of an issue than it used to be.

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#323 2015-10-04 07:18:23

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

easy recognition of devices, I plug in my card reader on Windows XP no probs, same on Linux, nothing.
Linux is still behind but it's getting better.


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#324 2015-10-04 11:40:20

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

My experience is just the opposite.  What linux is missing for me is the constant need to find drivers and pass around installation disks for printers, scanners, cameras, usb-to-serial adaptors, etc, etc.  On linux they always "just work."


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#325 2015-10-04 11:54:43

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Re: something that you feel linux is missing

I wouldn't miss messing with weird tools and arcane kernel commands to make laptop hotkeys, energy management and backlight settings work for a second.

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